2008 Rally Reviews
|First posted Sept 15, 2009
Last update Dec 11, 2012
Dear Ameri-Camp, August 15, 2008
This letter is a bit overdue but serves to send our many thanks to Mike Zemlyak and everyone at Ameri-Camp for a wonderful rally this year in Elkhart, IN. As always, the “on site” technical support provided is reason enough to attend one of these rallies, not to mention the meals and activities that Ameri-Camp so generously sponsors. This is evident when you see that 80% of our participants this year were attendee's from previous rallies.
We want to thank Charlie and Mike for their excellent technical assistance as well as those in the parts and service departments who worked behind the scenes. Besides their expertise, they offered technical and maintenance advice while always displaying a positive disposition the entire time they were working on everyone's units. The overall service provided clearly shows that everyone in the parts and service departments are true professionals and a credit to Ameri-Camp and the RV industry.
The individuals that organized and participated in the factory tours as well as those who were demonstrating assembly were absolutely wonderful. The tour couldn't have been more informative. Everyone really enjoyed seeing the new factory and was very impressed with the manufacturing processes and quality precision involved with building these RV's.
We know that the administrative staff contributed a lot of time and work in organizing several details and we want to extend our thanks to them as their hard work attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Additionally, those who knew Ed Salomon from the first rally in Stone Mountain, GA., were thrilled to know he was participating again at this years rally.
Last but by no means least, our thanks to the Ameri-Camp staff and their families for hosting that WONDERFUL meal and gathering at the Millersburg Park on Thursday evening. This event was “hands down” the highlight of our rally. The hog that Ameri-Camp purchased and Enos roasted just couldn't have been any better. It is obvious that a lot of work went into the preparation of that meal and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The fellowship was phenomenal and what better way to end a rally than with the people who administer, design, build & purchase the Ameri-Camp product, a true hand in hand relationship.
I've enclosed a few comments from our rally attendees that I've collected from various e-mails or internet share groups that comment about the great time that everyone had at the Elkhart rally. This includes an e-mail sent by Gordon & Mary VanValkenburg describing their continued friendship with Ameri-Camp Employee Enos and his family. These comments are by far a great way to summarize this wonderful experience and highlight the memories and friendships that will no doubt last a lifetime.
Again, our many thanks and you can rest assured that we, as Ameri-Camp Owners, will continue to promote this quality product and look forward to meeting everyone again at future rallies.
We also agree! This was the second rally we have attended and we had a great time! The Americamp people took such good care of us! They fed us and entertained us, treating us more like family than customers. We blew out a tire on the way to the rally and it did some damage to the side of the coach. Mike, the Americamp technician, repaired the damage at the campground while we were out enjoying a tour of the Americamp factory! Americamp's customer service goes way beyond the call of duty. A lot of planning went into this rally, and it didn't go unnoticed by the participants. Everyone we talked to had a great time. It was so much fun to renew old friendships and make new friends. We're already anxious for next year's rally! This is one more reason, we love owning an Americamp! Robbie & Cindy Robertson
28-Jul-08 Wow!! We had a great time at this rally Thanks to Blyth and all the Ameri-camp people who made this a great time to remember. The factory was impressive and everyone there helpful and friendly, just great people. We got to meet new friends and hope to see them again. Thanks all
This was our first rally and we think it was outstanding and really enjoyed it. Hats off to Blyth & Harold for their tremendous efforts in planning & coordinating everything to make it so successful. The staff, employees and their families of Ameri-Camp went over & above expectations in being great hosts. We will be looking forward to future rallies and renewing acquaintances with all the nice people we met. Don & Madline Baldwin
We attended our first rally at Elkhart last week and really had a great time largely due to the efforts of the staff, employees and their families of Ameri-Camp. As in the past Ameri-Camp customer service is way above what is expected! The highlight of our trip was definitely the dinner hosted and provided by Ameri-Camp employees and their families on Thursday evening at the park in Millersburg. The food was fantastic and we wish to extend our appreciation to all who planned and prepared the delicious meal. Again, thanks for a great job in hosting the rally and continuing to provide the very best in customer service. Don & Madline Baldwin
30-Jul-08 Sorry you couldn't attend the rally this time around but maybe next year! Great to hear of yet another Ameri-camper with NO MAJOR PROBLEMS!! We have the 2005 315QBS (bunkhouse travel trailer) It's perfect for us. Sleeps 9 easily!! Our longest pulls have been the Stone Mountain Rally in 2006 at over 1400 miles and this years Elkhart Rally at over 1100 miles (each way!). And like you, NO MAJOR PROBLEMS!! We do the recommend routine maintenance and ALWAYS check our tire pressure and our experience has been great!! No tire trouble for us, and we have a VERY heavy unit. Now, filling the 40 gallon gas tank on our Suburban is another story!! Mike & Melannie Lovell
Maggie and I wanted to tell you all what a wonderful time we shared with you who attended the Ameri-Camp Rally in Indy. We just hated to leave so we stayed on an additional day to look around at some of the Amish Furniture Stores in Napanee and had lunch at a local diner there staffed by Amish. Our new Amish friends who work at Ameri-Camp just won over our hearts. They were so Loving and sharing. We will remember all of the great things about this rally like he RV Museum, but will especially remember our pick-nic with the Ameri-Camp employees and their family. Mike and Charlie from Ameri-Camp fixed our F311 fifth gray water galley pull and the tour of the factory was very educational. Our evening at the Amish Acres was lots of fun and I'll be a better father since seeing the Play Carousel there. We were able to cap off our trip with an overnight stay at the Jelly Stone RV park in Nashville, Tn. with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry that evening. We will really miss you all until next year and wish we could have more than one rally per year so we could get together again soon. Blyth, Nevin and Harold, we THANK YOU for your love, support and hard work. May God bless you all until we meet again. Bobby and Maggie Perry Cumming, Ga.